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Dale B.

Dale B.

Dale B.wrote a review of on May 6, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small
Size Purchased: large

I would give these a "5" if the first pair I bought hadn't unravelled in the finger area after a few 100 miles. If you prefer long fingered gloves these are the best I've found. They do run a little small. A "L" in these is about a "M" in Pearl Izumi

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Dale B.

Dale B.wrote a review of on April 27, 2018

1 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

These gloves have no "opening" at the wrist to facilitate easier entry, I guess that is some sort of silly "aero" feature. Otherwise, they are simply too short, not covering the wrist fully. They also seem to run a little small in the palm relative to finger length.

The biggest problem is: Overall, the quality just isn't there even at half this price. The Giro LX is a much better, and less expensive, long fingered summer glove.

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Dale B.

Dale B.wrote a review of on April 11, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 170 lbs
Size Purchased: 45

My feet are a 45 "B" width. I did have a pair of Sidi Genius 5 (slim) and they fit great. However the version I had did not have a toe push pad (alterations I tried didn't work) and I frankly found them slippery to the point of being dangerous on road starts. Wire Carbon works for me when I include the lowest volume (blue) "Superfeet" insert. The wire synching helps the fit. In every other way the best shoes I have ever used.

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Dale B.

Dale B.wrote a review of on April 2, 2018

5 5

Fit: True to size

How often can you say that.

I bought the Bolt to get a clearer and brighter screen (older eyes). I got that and more for moving up from my Garmin 500. Automatic updating to Strava was expected but I found the convenience of it a surprise. In fact, everything about it has that easy "iPhone" functionality sadly missing from the Garmin. The on-road Segments is something I'm just getting use to, but shows promise. All in all, a worthwhile trade up, even if your Garmin still works fine.

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Dale B.

Dale B.wrote a review of on August 22, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size

Can't understand the negative reviews on this item.

Taken one by one:

The straps - more forward yes, but adjustable, and they are softer than most, not "thin".

The look - sits a little higher than most, but who cares? I like the rounder and more plentiful holes, and the helmet is quieter in the wind IMO.

Fits me well, and with all the adjustments they provide it will likely fit you as well. At this sale price -- a bargain.

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Dale B.

Dale B.wrote a review of on September 29, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: Runs small

As a skinny arsed old dude, I can't say I have ever found the perfect shorts. No matter what I wear some days I'm getting a bit squeezed by the end of a 25-30 mile ride on mixed road surfaces. The best shorts, such as the long distance version of Assos, or the FR Giordana, have been the closest to letting me ride pain free. In recent years I've taken to adding a thin padded undershort such as the Pearl Izumi version. When I saw the name of these shorts, you can imagine I was game to try them. I think its sufficient to say, they are as good or better than the others mentioned, time will tell.

Fit wise, they tend to run a tad smaller (more compressive?) than the Giordana, and are as tight as I would like to experience in a "L" (I'm 6 foot 165 lbs.), even around my skinny legs, so be advised on that count, if you tend to look like Spartacus.

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Dale B.

Dale B.wrote a review of on October 31, 2015

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs large

I am 6' 165 lbs, usually find Italian brands in "XL" or PI in "L" a good fit. I bought these in "L". While they were the right length, they were baggy in the waist area both front and rear. There was also a flat seam running across the knee area, which seemed a little odd (I have no idea if it would really be an issue for comfort). I assume the bagginess has to do with the wind fabric being less stretchy. While it would not affect performance, it doesn't look sleek. I should add that I own other Mavic products and have found them to be of uniformly high quality and a good buy when firmly discounted. They can be a little eccentric, usually not in a bad way. This time It didn't work for me.

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Dale B.

Dale B.wrote a review of on August 15, 2015

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

Be advised that the sun sleeves show in the product photos do not come with the item. (CC should take responsible for not putting this fact in the product description) The Jersey appeared to be well made, sized more like a PI than an Italian product. I returned it because I didn't like the appearance of the white pocket area in the rear, and the sleeve ends were a little baggy.

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Dale B.

Dale B.wrote a review of on July 17, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

after about thirty hours of use the threads started to pull out holding the fingers together. CC made an adjustment for a new pair, but still…...

That said, I've bought another pair for the otherwise superb fit an function. I prefer full gloves and find these wearable in the summer. Run on the small side.

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Dale B.

Dale B.wrote a review of on June 23, 2014

4 5

These aren't perfect, in terms of handling sweat, but it has decreased the problem of sweat in my eyes by about 90 percent...and that's pretty good. They also appear pretty durable, as I've washed mine a number of times without any apparent wear. My only complaint is the price, these should by about 50% less.

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Dale B.

Dale B.wrote a review of on June 11, 2014

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

The fit and construction of these bibs is very good for me, I bought a Large and I am 6' 162 lbs. However, the chamois is simple not comfortable on long rides, strange considering that is the target market for this bib. Everyone is different in terms of comfort, but as an older rider with a shinny butt, I would advise those with a similar body to shop elsewhere

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Dale B.

Dale B.wrote a review of on April 2, 2014

4 5

This jacket reminds me of the Pearl Izumi elite soft-shell with a few important quality additions. Notably, the windstopper fabric, the innovative fish gill like vents under the arms that give it its name, and a much better zipper. Fit is typical Santini, an "XXL" is about equal to a Castelli "XL" or a PI "Large", although I think the arms and length of the body are slightly longer, relative to those two brands. Santini rated this 47-60 degrees, as I recall. Not for me, it would be more like 40-50, (tops) with a light transfer style base layer. I returned the item since I was actually looking for something between a jacket and a jersey and this definitely didn't fill the bill. If you are in need of a soft-shell jacket, and you like Santini styling and fit, I would strongly recommend this at the sale price. Not quite sure how it got that $300 list however. One star off for the list price crazy, and the misguided temperature range.

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Dale B.

Dale B.wrote a review of on March 14, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I find the RS and RPM bibs from Sugoi to have the smallest and least dense of all the bibs/shorts/tights inserts I have in my collection. That isn't necessarily a bad thing! But, I do prefer a thicker pad, so these are just short distance bibs for me. Quality otherwise seems fine.

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